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The first published comprehensive cliff jumping and swimming hole guidebook for California. Read more

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The first published comprehensive cliff jumping and swimming hole guidebook for California.

About this project

Are you a hiker, swimmer, adventurer, or adrenaline junkie? Are you attracted to the outdoors?

For the past 5 years I have been documenting swimming holes and cliff jumping spots in Southern California on my blog http://losangelesswimmin.com, everything from photographs to driving directions and trail descriptions, with the intent to create a comprehensive guidebook to cliff jumping in California. It is time to explore the northern portion of the state. Half the work is done, now I need your help.

Your donations go towards printing expenses, photographic supplies, book layout & design, transportation costs, food and lodging. This is a comprehensive guide including driving directions, trail descriptions, GPS coordinates, history, photographs and any other information essential to a safe and fun exploration of the outdoors.

Many of these cliff jumping spots are located within the state and national park systems, that is why 5% of book sales will go to http://savestateparks.org to help preserve California State Parks for generations of cliff jumpers to come.

I have experienced so much through my cliff jumping adventures; I want others to see a side of California most don't know about. Any excuse to get outdoors right?

For a $5 donation, prove to your mother how punk you are with an authentic Los Angeles Swimmin patch.

For a $9 donation receive a Los Angeles Swimmin drink* koozie.

*Only drinks allowed in it are beers.

$20 gets you a Los Angeles Swimmin T-shirt. Your choice. These are made to order so please specify color and size.

For $25 you will receive a signed copy of the actual book. Then you can drive hundreds of miles to the middle of nowhere, hike 5 hours into the wilderness, break your leg cliff jumping and sue me for everything I own.

$40 gets you a signed copy of the book and a shirt.

For a $150 donation, you will receive a 11x14 Chromogenic print from any of the above images. Each 35mm print is mounted on 4 ply museum board, numbered and signed. Each print is 1 in an edition of 3. This is your chance to get some amazing photographic work from Los Angeles artist Jeff Edwards.

For a donation of $300 you will receive a 30x40 Chromogenic print from above. All large format images are signed and numbered. Each print is in an edition of 3.

The names of all donors will be printed in the thank you section of the book.
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FAQ

  • Your donations go to: Printing Expenses, Photographic Equipment, Layout, Design, Research, Transportation, Lodging and Food.

    This is a guidebook, so I must compile driving directions, hiking directions, GPS coordinates, trail descriptions, swimming hole descriptions, photographs and any other information to create a safe, simple and easy-to-use guide to cliff jumping in California.

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